On February 15, following a 5-day website countdown, Smashing Pumpkins announced a reunion tour, featuring three of the four original band members: Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder.
The alternative rock band will be hitting 36 cities across North America and will be playing songs from their first five albums, Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina/The Machines of God on the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour.
“This show and staging will be unlike any we’ve ever done, and will feature a set unlike any we’ve ever played,” Corgan said on the band’s Instagram.
The tour will not feature original bassist D’arcy Wretzky, notably, following a public feud between Wretzky and Corgan.
The Smashing Pumpkins created a video announcement for the 2018 tour, starring present-day versions of the cover stars on Siamese Dream, Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts.
In addition to the tour, via social media posts, the band members have been hinting that they are recording a new album with producer Rick Rubin. No formal announcement has been made just yet. Formed in 1988, this will be the band’s first album since 2014, Monuments to an Elegy.
You can catch the band at one (or more) of the following touring dates:
July 12 — Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
July 14 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 16 — Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Arena
July 17 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 18 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 20 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 21 — Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
July 22 — Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
July 24 — Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
July 25 — Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
July 27 — Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
July 28 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 29 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 31 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
August 1 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 4 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
August 5 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
August 7 — Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
August 8 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
August 11 — Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
August 13 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 16 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 19 — St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
August 20 — Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
August 21 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
August 24 — Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
August 25 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center
August 27 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
August 28 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
August 30 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
September 1 — San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
September 2 — Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
September 4 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 5 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 7 — Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center
Tickets for the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour went on sale February 23 at 10 a.m.